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Gender Higher Education Gap – A faster growth among women in participation but predominantly in the fields of education, and health and welfare

• The last few decades have been marked by faster growth among women in participation in higher education than among men, which has reversed gender inequalities in tertiary attainment in almost all OECD and partner countries. On average across OECD countries, 51% of 25-34 year-old women held a tertiary degree in 2017, compared to 38% of … Continue reading

Wage Gap Across Gender and Race in US – Finding the true numbers

How would someone go about finding the true wage gap numbers across gender and race groups in the US? Step 1: Find a reputable source. Step 2: Read the small print. Step 3: Check the source. Step 4: Find out if the statistics accurately reflect all groups. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole … Continue reading

Having more job authority increases depression among women, but decreases it among men finds study

Having more job authority increases depression among women, but decreases it among men, new research shows. Do we need to add “depression gap” to the lexicon of problems women face in the workplace? It seems so, according to a new study. The research, published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social … Continue reading

US – Female self-employment shows positive shift in opportunities finds BLS

New trends in female self-employment suggest a positive shift in opportunities for women, especially for those who differ from the “typical” self-employed women of the past. For instance, the percentage of female minorities in self-employment doubled from 1993 to 2012, and more divorced women and women without young children have become self-employed. Earnings trends have … Continue reading

What explains the gender wage gap – Nearly 60 percent is influenced by all the structural and social factors

Occupational differences One of the largest driving factors of the gender wage gap is the fact that men and women, on average, work in different industries and occupations; this accounts for up to 49.3 percent of the wage gap, according to some estimates. Women are much more likely than men to be clustered in just a … Continue reading

UK / Men with children 1.4x more likely to work than those without

British fathers are more likely to be in employment than their childless counterparts. But when it comes to women, having a child reduces your chances of being in work. We look at the data for every age group to see what’s happening Continue reading

US Gender Jobs Gap / Women have regained all jobs lost during the Great Recession

U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can’t be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short Continue reading

IT / Portrayals are deterring girls from studying computer science

The stereotype of the male computer geek is a staple of modern television and film are deterring girls from studying computer science Continue reading

US Technology Workers / Mainly young and male

US – It’s well known that technology is a young man’s game. Still, it is surprising to see just how young Continue reading

Canada’s New ‘Census’ / Women lead in post-secondary education and Immigrants more educated than average Canadian

Canada’s New Census on Higher education: Women are continuing to outpace men, while newcomers are arriving in Canada with more post-secondary experience than the average canadian Continue reading

Netherlands / Fewer boys are grading

A generation ago men in higher education outnumbered women. Now the opposite is true. What happened? asks Jos Claessen. In the school year 2010/2011, 123,894 students attained a higher education degree (a higher vocational education bachelor or an academic bachelor or master). But this imposing figure hides a worrying imbalance between male and female graduates … Continue reading

The Gender Wage Gap / Be or not to be ?

“Unequal pay for equal work? Not really” writes Katie Bardaro, Lead Economist, PayScale. “Women earn less than men on average because they often fill jobs with a large societal benefit, but small monetary benefit. Instead of focusing the debate on the misbegotten gender wage gap, we should instead examine why women are absent from high-paying … Continue reading

Recession and Gender / Women worry more about bills

Women are hit hardest by the financial squeeze and worry more than men about paying the bills. They spend almost 11 hours a month thinking about money problems while men ponder for only 9½ hours, says to a new study by consumer champions Which? Women also feel less optimistic about their finances and the wider … Continue reading

Vietnam / A project to reduce gender imbalance at birth

The General Department of Population and Family Planning has proposed a VND3,000 billion ($150 million) project to reduce gender imbalance at birth. Part of the funding is to support the families with two daughters. The project has been submitted to the Prime Minister for consideration and sent to ministries for consultation. Under the scheme, the … Continue reading

Job Search / Do Women Have An Edge In It ?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the issue of gender stereotyping when it comes to job hunting. It’s totally un-PC to say that women are better at making personal connections than men, but that’s exactly what Sam Pease, a vice president at the Boston career-coaching and job search firm, New Directions, told me when I asked … Continue reading

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